What is it? Why will I come so happy when I see a tv-program from my childhood? There is something so nostalgic.

Like today when I watched ”Kymppitonni” which came very popular at 80’s with great host (and ex- miss Europe) Riitta Väisänen. These new series are hosted by Crystal Snow. It’s so shame Riitta Väisänen is not hosting it anymore but they always do modernise everything. Nothing stays the same even I don’t know why good format should be changed. There is no need for that and some host’s are so big persons that they will be never too old though producers clearly think like that…

The secret of popularity of ”Kymppitonni” is surely the thing you can be participating with that show (if you like). You can be guessing those words the competitors are quizzing. Atleast I do it almost every time.

In addition ”Kymppitonni” there is for example ”Napakymppi” (The Dating Game, in Finland first seasons 1985-2002), which also just came back after years…also with new host: Janne Kataja which I really like even Kari Salmelainen was the legendary host of the show for years.

It’s not hard to find these retro programs. Those are very much available these days. There is different kinds of types retro programs. Some are the same as back then (like ”The Simpsons”), some are refreshed versions (like Kymppitonni and Napakymppi) and some of those programs are new but are picturing the 80’s (like ”The Goldberg’s”).

Some time ago they were shoving a nice program: ”Lomamatka 80-luvulle” (holiday back to 80’s) where were few family’s who did live they’re life as if they were living at 80’s. There was not cell phones or internet and participants were dressed and styled like 80’s. Every day did change the year of 80’s decade. They always tried and learned some ”new” things (of that decade). That was very fun program.

The 80’s are important decade, surely for me, cause I was a child then but it’s clearly also important for our society. Maybe it’s because we who were children (or youngsters) then are now in middle age and are memorizing our childhood (or youth). I guess that’s why the 80’s is a big trend…

…And everything was bigger and better then…like shoulder pads and hairstyles…Never forget that time!


This song (”Kissanpäivät”=dog days) is for all unemployed. It’s about the ability just be and enjoy life without any rush. Nice song which make you feel better when your unemployed (and worried about your finance).

(By the way we say dog days as cat days; kissa=cat).


I promised to write soon but I’m sorry I couldn’t write for a while anything cause there’s something that took my writing motivation away.


I did lose my mainjob which I started only two months ago and which I really liked. I was too depressed at first but I’m starting to accept this already. I’m not sure how correctly that all went and I’m not sure all of the reasons what made ”M” to make this decision.

I do know that she wanted to take her ex-assistant back who’s good friend of her. That assistant did get sick and had to stop that job but now she have rehabilitated and is ”back to business” again. I think that was the main reason but I also feel that ”M” didn’t tell me everything. As she said she’s not good to speak straight when I asked about that (even she should, she’s my ”employer”).

So at first I was thinking what did I do wrong cause there got to be something or maybe it’s more that she didn’t like my personality (or my way to do things).

I was so disappointed that she couldn’t tell me straight what was this about cause then I could have make it better. I could do something. I have very strong working morality and I really want to do my job well so this made me really sad! Besides I found out that even I had testing period on, there should still be good basis on dismissal and I actually should have get warning first.

Well, I’m not a member of the trade union and I don’t want to make this bigger (like go to court where I probably would not have very good chances to win).

I just wish this didn’t happened because of my retards cause those I had only because of the problems of metro traffic. Those problems made me often come late (which ”M” could be essentially using against of me). Also I got sick soon I started that job but I had the medical certificate. Atleast ”M” said she understood these things.

This is one of the biggest challenges of this job. Personality and chemistry between worker and helpneeder plays so big role. You should be the right image of what that helpneeder is waiting for. It’s not easy cause you never can please everyone, no matter what you do!

I have also been thinking what was the meaning of this period. Why did I even got this job? I got to chance to see that great place and then it was taken away from me.

Atleast I did learn something. Now I know what to do at next place. I will ask at the beginning if there’s something I should do differently and it could be good to know in detail what all should I do. That is something which is not usually perfectly clear in this job. Usually the job description is something like ”helping in daily things” (like in this past job). I got the feeling I should be mainly guessing the things I should do.

I can’t read minds so at the future I have to ask for to tell me what to do (when needed). Apparently I can’t to trust to anymore it’s ok if I have pauses or if I feel like it could be right time to talk or get to know each other better (which in my mind is also important at the beginning).


Pirjo Kauppinen was journalist who passed away about two week’s ago. She was known about tv-programs: ”Ei koskaan sunnuntaisin” (Never on Sunday’s), ”Divaani” (Divan) and ”Naisten makasiini” (later ”Helmi” =A Pearl). I sometimes watched her programs and liked her person. She felt warm and sympathetic. Kauppinen quadriplegiated at 1998 but surprisingly was able to continue her career over a year after that. Pirjo Kauppinen was selected to the most positive finnish person at 2002.

I got to chance to speak to her personally just while before she passed away. I namely did apply to work to her as her assistant (/or care taker) last autumn. She called me and said she had already hired someone but she also said she could have had some substitutions or summerjob for me. I wasn’t so excited of that (don’t get much paid) but we had very nice and quite long conversation and she promised to call me again. I also sent my cv to her as she asked and she was clearly very impressed. She called me at the end of the year and told me she will fire her assistant and would like to meet me. At that time I had got my work as ”M”’s assistant and I didn’t went to meet her.

After she passed away I thought it could have been interesting to meet with her. I think working with her could have been really nice. She was clearly humorous person (like me) and that kind of persons are usually casual, friendly and nice! Also I might could had meet other interesting people!

I was quite shocked to hear she’s gone even I didn’t get to know her well but still. I did speak to her just while before. I couldn’t believe it. She was still so young too, but life is like that, you never know what happens but that’s not all…

Also one of our familymember took her last breath about a week ago, my man’s GRANDMOTHER passed away at year 91. Atleast she had a long life. In that age it’s natural to let go. She was already so weak that this is surely better for her. She’s in better place right now! We will remember you with warm thoughts…as Pirjo too…


It was womens day yesterday and I just wanna thank God to be finnish woman! Some women could find out something to complain about but I think we are very lucky (for example compared to many other countrys)!

Here in Finland we are all persons not just women or men. It’s not expected anymore that women are behaving some particular way and men some way. We can be whatever we like. That’s the way it should be everywhere. Even women are weaker than men it doesn’t mean we’re worthless. That weakness shouldn’t be abused but somewhere it still sadly is.

We are maybe little bit different but that is richness. I think the weakness of women can be good thing also. We are so loving and caring. We have empathy and patience much more than men usually are. We take other people noted well and often prefer others needs. We are completing each other…and even we are different we can both be valuable.

Suitably for womens day in France they got the law that you will get surcharge of sexual harassment. I’m sure the rest of the Europe will follow. It’s good harassment is finally taken seriously (but still I hope that possibility is not used in wrong way, like that you will get the surcharge on accidentally watching someone’s breasts if woman don’t like that. It would not be fair). This can be causing many mistakes and difficulty defining situations.

Hope all women around the world had a lovely women’s day!

(I will soon write a post of one finnish well known woman who passed away few days ago so stay tuned!)

(I actually thought I did publish this post at night before fall asleep but obviously I was so sleepy I didn’t press that publish button. So here it is now with little modifying.) 😂 😮 😌


BBC is wondering, how do finnish cope with cold weather so well. For people in Helsinki ”the beast of east” (the cold airmass from Siberia) is quite temperate…

…Meaning that we are got used to cold wether so well that we don’t go to panic because of that, like the article below says. We don’t have to close schools or kindergarten or anything like that even it have been -10…-20 celsius freeze. We live our normal every day lives despite of that…and we don’t care the snow either differently than like London which goes crazy while having just few degrees freez.

My man’s sister who’s living in London send us a message one day and were amused by their reaction in London when there were -4 degrees. We are living in the middle of cold and snow every winter about 3 months and we couldn’t afford to stop living every year while these months. So -I’m sorry- but that panic is quite funny for us-.

It was the same thing last year in London…and that wasn’t the first time either…maybe it’s time for you too to begin to get ready of this kind of weather…